Thursday, January 05, 2023

Correctional Service member arrested for alleged drug dealing

Western Cape police in a joint operation with Provincial traffic arrested a 41-year-old female Correctional Service member on Tuesday, for suspected drug dealing.

According to police, drugs valued at over one million rand were allegedly found in her house in Vanrhynsdorp.

 PICTURE: SAPS


The police’s Andrè Traut said a large sum of money believed to be proceeds of the drug trafficking was recovered .

PICTURE: SAPS


The 20-year-old daughter of the accused and two accomplices were also detained.

‘’Members of the Provincial Traffic stopped a Mazda sedan on the N7 between Vanrhynsdorp and Klawer and conducted a search which resulted in the arrest of a 33-year-old Colgelese national suspect and a 21-year-old South African with mandrax tablets valued at R51 600-00. This arrest and the subsequent investigation led various SAPS units and Provincial Traffic to an address in Vanrhynsdorp where a 41-year-old female and her 20-year-old daughter were arrested with mandrax tablets and tik valued at more than R1,2 million, and cash to the valued of R17 800-00, believed to be the proceeds of drug trafficking,’’ said Colonel Andrè Traut.

Traut said the foursome will appear before the Vanrhynsdorp court on Thursday.


Done by: Mitchum George

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